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110 Years Ago - 1910

The marriage of Miss Sophia Bossley, daughter of Casper Bossley, White Sulphur Springs, and Joseph Rampe of Liberty, was solemnized with a High Nuptial Mass by Rev. Father …

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November 10, 2020 Edition


110 Years Ago - 1910

The marriage of Miss Sophia Bossley, daughter of Casper Bossley, White Sulphur Springs, and Joseph Rampe of Liberty, was solemnized with a High Nuptial Mass by Rev. Father Dominic at St. George's R.C. Church in Jeffersonville at 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Wm. L. Henrichs of Brooklyn and Miss Louisa K. Menges were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Menges in Youngsville, October 25, by Rev. S. Muery of Hortonville.

John Fuhrer is at present after some deer meat.

Dr. Wilkin had a dirt drawing bee for filling in at his new house yesterday.

Miss Lottie Chelius is doing dressmaking at Lake Huntington where she has many customers.

George H. Carpenter of Liberty, one of the leading and most learned lawyers in this part of the state, president of the Sullivan County Bar Association, and a lifelong Republican, has re­nounced Roose­veltism and will support the Democratic state ticket.

North Branch, Oct. 25 — Husking bees are the order of the day. Mrs. Jacob Hust went to the city for a visit Saturday. Harry Steffens, who was working in Pennsylvania, returned home Saturday, accompanied by his sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed Steffens.

Jacob Bieger, who formerly owned and occupied the John Young farm on the Jeffersonville Road, died at his home in Brooklyn last week.

Beechwoods, Oct. 24 - William A. Allgeier was drawing apples from the orchard to the barn and in stepping off the wagon he slipped and fell, fracturing two of his ribs. Jacob Long Sr. has sold his gray horse to a Cochecton man for $125. Fred Diehl fell off the wagon while drawing lumber from Jeffersonville on the Bernhardt hill and has been unable to do any work since.

Briscoe, Oct. 25 — Miss May L. Segar is spending a few days with her brother, C.O. Segar, in Jeffersonville. Miss Hannah Borhman is visiting relatives in Monticello.

Long Eddy, Oct. 15 — Edward Rose and family have returned from a visit in Roscoe and Callicoon Center.

100 Years Ago - 1920

Lieut. Governor Harry C. Walerk, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator, will deliver speeches at Livingston Manor, Liberty, and Monticello on Saturday, at a series of mass meeting arranged by the Democratic County campaign committee.

A son, Fred Elliott, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weis on Swiss Hill on October 7, and on October 17, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Sauer Jr. of Cochecton.

Miss Loretta Frances Pope, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam F. Pope of Binghamton, and Walter R. Yager, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Yager, also of Binghamton, were married at noon at the home of the bridegroom's parents. The bridegroom is a grandson of the late George J. Yager of Jeffersonville.

The trial of the action brought by Cora A. Kohler of Kenoza Lake against Samuel G. and Louisa K. Meteer of Middletown for $50,000 for the death of her husband, Ralph U. Kohler, started in the Supreme Court in Goshen on Monday. Mr. Kohler was killed last May when a bursting balance wheel on a circular saw on the Meteer farm, struck him in the abdomen, killing him in­stantly.

D.G. Babcock has sold his boarding house property in Lake Huntington to Jewish people from the city.

After an illness of two years, George Emrich, well-known farmer of Fremont Center, died at his home there on Monday at the age of 68. He was a Fremont native and was married to the former Jane Gressler of the town of Callicoon 45 years ago. They settled on the farm where Mr. Emrich died. Five sons and two daughters survive together with a brother and three sisters.

The fact of the matter is that the Republicans in their campaign against the League of Nations have ceased to scruple at anything unwilling to discuss this great issue on its merits, they hesitate at no form of distortion or mendacity, trying to picture the League as a superstate which can order the American people into war. To that end they regard a fake as much more useful than a fact. — New York World

90 Years Ago - 1930

William C. Fuhrer of Kenoza Lake has been appointed assistant grand lecturer of the Order of the Eastern Star for the Delaware-Sullivan District. Representing Lincoln Chapter at the meeting of Grand Chapter in New York City were Mrs. August Lott, matron; Mrs. Fred Miller, associate matron; and Mrs. C.O. Wilkin, past district deputy matron.

Rev. Thomas H. Foxton, for several years pastor on the Kenoza Lake M.E. Charge, and since last spring pastor at the Grahamsville Charge, has accepted the appointment to the M.E. Church at Chester in Orange County.

The wedding of Alpheus Townsend of Jeffersonville and Miss Betty Oehm of Hollis, LI, took place at the home of the bride's parents on Wednesday, October 15.

Conrad Graebner of Callicoon and Miss Ethel Gaston of Galilee, PA., were married at Callicoon by Rev. F.W. Stine of the M.E. Church on October 19.

Miss Winifred Lieb spent Tuesday with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Himmelreich of Brooklyn, who are vacationing at Rock Hill and who were guests here this week.

Raymond Moran and Simon Sattinger have formed a partnership and opened a coal and feed store in George Raum's storehouse in Kenoza Lake.

80 Years Ago - 1940

The new $460,000 Roscoe Central School was dedicated October 23, 1940. The program included an invocation by Rev. W.E. Jones of the Congregational Church; welcome by C. Arthur Ackerly, president of the Board of Education; talks by principal C. Eliott Stevens, Architect Robert R. Graham of Middletown, Robert M. Albee, clerk of the Board, District. Supt., Charles S. Hick of Jeffersonville and several others, including Chas. A. Brind Jr., director of the law division of the State Education Department. Music was supplied by the school band, under Edward Lupean, director.

Miss Ellen Kathryn Reum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reum of Scranton, PA., was married to Hollis Updike of Washington, D.C. at the Reum residence in Scranton on October 12.

On Saturday morning, Miss Mildred Hahn, daughter of Fred Hahn of Jeffersonville, was married to Charles G. Danzer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Danzer of Youngs­ville at the parlor of St. Francis Church by Rev. Ildefonse Gillogly, OFM.

70 Years Ago - 1950

Jeff is to have its first annual Halloween party and parade next Tuesday night. They will be sponsored by the Lions Club and the PTA. Judge William Deckelman has been appointed parade man and Charles Hick, marshal. The parade will go from the intersection of Center and Main Streets, down Main Street to the North Branch road, and up that road to the school, where the auditorium will be the scene of the party. In the reviewing stand at the firehouse will be the judges, Mayor Fred Schadt, PTA president Veronica Winkelstern, Lions Club President John Wohltjen, Principal Erwin L. Baker and Fire Chief Milton Erdman.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Pazel of Unadilla announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Frederick W. Cramer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cramer of North Branch. Mr. and Mrs. Karl W.L. Hermkind of Tyler Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia, to Robert L. Dillemuth, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Dillemuth of Honesdale, RD 3. No date has been set for either of the weddings.

60 Years Ago - 1960

Hiram Frank of North Branch was elected a director of the Associated Cooperative Fire Insurance Companies held on October 27 at Fallsburg Central School.

November 12 has been set for the dedication of the cornerstone of the new wing of the Jeffersonville School. A most interesting program is planned.

Mr. and Mrs. Hyman C. Levine of Liberty are proud grandparents. Their daughter, Mrs. Robert Orseck, gave birth to a daughter at Maimonides Hospital October 29.

Mr. and Mrs. William Heinrichs of West Hollywood recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. She is the former Louise Menges of Youngsville.

50 years ago - 1970

The County of Sullivan and State Health Department won virtually all the marbles in the case in Supreme Court to prevent Orwell Ventures from holding rock festivals at the Mountaindale site. In a 42-page decision handed down last week, Acting Supreme Court Justice Henry E. Werker, Greene County Judge, restricted Orwell from holding festivals over 3 1/2 hours and limited to ticket sales of 25,000. Advertising must be limited to 150 miles of the site.

Mrs. Lela Brush was recently honored by the officials of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., Inc., upon completion of 25 years of service with the nation's leading food chain. She was presented with a suitably engraved plaque by William Kane, A&P President, and a cash award.

County Clerk Millicent Flynn was returned to that office by a sweeping majority in the only Sullivan County contest on Tuesday's ballot. County Treasurer Donald Baker, a Democrat, ran on both the Democratic and Republican ticket.

Miss Susan Spahr of Flushing and Obernburg and Robert Terrance Tobin of Callicoon were married October 3 at St. Kevin's Church, Flushing.

Miss Sandra Lee Erickson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Erickson, Callicoon, and Thornton Lee Handley, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Handley of Lewisburg, W.VA., were united in marriage at the Hortonville Presbyterian Church on October 31. Rev. Allen Dampman officiated.

Miss Barbara Klimchok and John T. Waldron, both of Fosterdale, were united in marriage October 24 at Our Lady of the Lake Church, Lake Huntington.

40 Years Ago - 1980

Two hundred twenty Sullivan County Young Democrats and friends turned out to honor former Sullivan County Sheriff Joseph Wasser at a dinner held at King's in Livingston Manor on Sunday night. They bestowed the title of “Democrat of the Year” on Mr. Wasser.

Sullivan County voters went to the polls this week to help determine who will be the next president of the United States: incumbent Jimmy Carter or former movie star Ronald Reagan. Mr. Reagan won by a landslide.

The Delaware Town Board met last Thursday night to pass the final order establishing Sewer District Number 2 in the village of Callicoon and to authorize funding to pay for construction.

Dr. John Stirna, a practicing physician in Narrowsburg and member of the medical staff in Wayne County Memorial Hospital for 17 years, and family will move to Florida where the doctor will establish his medical practice.

Mr. and Mrs. Vilho Makela of Hankins have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lisa, to Timothy Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hoffmann of Syracuse. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Etkind of Kiamesha Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Ivy Dianne, to Michael E. Mocenter of Erdenheim, Pa.

Dedication of the new town hall of the Town of Forestburgh was held in a ceremony on Saturday.

Jill Makela, daughter of Vilho and Ruth Makela of Hankins became the bride of Alfonse Ciaccio of Middletown on September 20th at the Assembly of God Church in Hankins. Caroline Jeanne Calkin, daughter of Mrs. Edith Calkin of Jeffersonville and William Calkin of Youngsville and Daniel Louis Hendrickson of Bethel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hendrickson, were married at an outdoor ceremony August 16.

Saturday evening, September 20, the Youngsville Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary celebrated their 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Lake Jefferson Hotel.

James DeLuca of Long Eddy will be the Grand Marshal of Sunday's Columbus Day parade, sponsored by the Sullivan County Italian-American Association, to be held in Liberty.

30 Years Ago - 1990

Plywood covers the steps leading up to the Sullivan County Courthouse as workmen repair the badly deteriorated stone steps. Granite has been purchased at the price of $36,000 but the job will not be completed until spring.

Caryn Landau, a student at the Tri-Valley Central School in Grahamsville, has been named a commended student by the National Merit Scholarship program.

Jessica Bradley of Napanoch displayed a 170 pound pumpkin to take the grand prize at the Giant Pumpkin Party Saturday in Grahamsville. The tiniest pumpkin was grown by Jim Denman of Grahamsville. The “Giant Pumpkin” in the popular parade was portrayed by Joe Purcell.

Lawrence and Denise Santeramo of Callicoon Center announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Steven, on September 18.

Taking an unusual dip into county waters, officials in the Town of Forestburgh Thursday night cast a unanimous vote in opposition to any hike in sales tax that might come from the Board of Supervisors. As a result of news that the proposed $102 million 1991 Sullivan County budget would bring an average 61 percent property tax increase to county residents, Forestburgh Councilman Eugene Raponi proposed the opposing resolution.

Former Bethel Supervisor George Neuhaus and his wife, Helen, were seriously injured Wednesday night when the car they were driving hit a tractor-trailer on the outskirts of Monticello while the truck was leaving the Kinnebrook Trailer Park at about 7 p.m. Although not hurt, the driver of the truck faces charges because the vehicle he was driving was not marked with reflectors.

The Monticello Ambulance Corps is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Started because the local ambulance service was going out of business, the effort engineered by Charlie Crist mobilized volunteers in Monticello within 48 hours, in August of 1970.

Russell Pelton, great-great-grandson of Samuel Pelton, one of the 12 founders of the Presbyterian Church in Monticello in 1810, recently donated a stained glass window in memory of his grandfather. At the same time members of the family of the late Frank J. Armstrong donated a new sign for the church in his honor. Three generations of the Armstrong family were present. Charles Woodman is the present minister.

George B. Cooke of Babylon, L.I., an attorney and educator, died October 31, 1990, after a long illness. The son of the late Sullivan County Justice George L. and Mary Pond Cooke, he was born in Monticello.

Twila Susan Zweck of Youngs­ville and Scott Raymond Herbert of Callicoon were married September 15 at St. Francis Church in Youngsville. Rose M. Strang of Monticello and Ronald Comfort of Liberty were married October 6 at the Presbyterian Church in Monticello. Lorrie Ann Christon of Narrowsburg and Kenneth Richards of Vestal were married at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Narrowsburg on September 15.

20 Years Ago - 2000

Thursday night Mamakating planners gave their blessings for Kohl's to begin construction on a massive warehousing operation at a site about a mile north of the Village of Wurtsboro along Route 209.

More than a half-century ago, Eureka and Montela, Bittersweet and Lackawack, and Neversink were communities that had their own identities and post offices and businesses that thrived on both the local and seasonal trade that was standard in the Catskills. Now those communities have disappeared under the billions of gallons of water that fill the Neversink and Rondout reservoirs. Friday at the Sullivan County Government Center, a new display recalling those communities and the people who lived there was unveiled to the public. The display is one of the first steps in creating a lasting tribute and eventually a children's museum and learning center for both the Catskill Watershed and New York City Water Supply. The display will be moving from the government center to the Liberty Museum, from there to the Sullivan County Museum in Hurleyville before going to the Catskill Watershed Corporation office in Margaretville.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gries, Sr. of Damascus, PA., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on October 24. They are the parents of eight sons, Gary, Larry, Clayton, Charles Jr., Doug, Tim, Steve and Joe. They also have 18 grandchildren.… Tim and Bebe Loizeaux of Beaverkill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at the Beaverkill Firehouse on October 14. The gathering was hosted by their children, Harriet, Matthew, Mark and Stephen and their spouses, with the help of many of the nine grandchildren attending.

10 Years Ago - 2010

Brian Amthor of Amthor International has been named 2010 Oil Man of the Year by the Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council (HVOHC). Exactly 20 years ago, in 1990, Brian's father, “Butch” Amthor, was also named Oil Man of the Year.

The First Church of Monticello Presbyterian, celebrated its 200th birthday with an unusually large congregation. Many were dressed in a 19th century-style, and sister churches sent representatives to join in the observance. A special booklet detailing the church's history was distributed, written by Wilhelmina Setren, Florence Armstrong and Marilyn Fernandez.

Dr. Richard Stein, senior veterinarian at Monticello's Petcare Animal Hospital, helped inform New York State pet owners and youth about the many different aspects of veterinary medicine at an elaborate exhibit set up at the New York State Fair in Syracuse sponsored by the NYSVMS (New York State Veterinary Medical Society).


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